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This New Brunswick motel is 1 mile from New Brunswick Train Station, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, and 5 miles from Menlo Park Mall.
Howard Johnson Express Inn - New Brunswick includes complimentary wireless Internet access and meeting rooms for both large and small groups . Guests of this air-conditioned motel are served a complimentary Continental breakfast each morning. Parking is free. Complimentary newspapers in the lobby are provided. Parking, plus RV and truck parking, are all complimentary.
Guestrooms offer televisions equipped with premium cable and 3 HBO channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers. Coffee/tea makers, irons/ironing boards, clock radios, and blackout drapes/curtains are provided. Refrigerators and microwaves are available on request.
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At the city’s heart is Rutgers University, which was founded in 1766 and is the state university system’s largest campus. Adjacent to the university is historic downtown, a bustling 15-block area with 50 restaurants, three theaters including State Theatre, and the American Repertory Ballet. Murals and other public art are displayed around town thanks to the artist collective, Albus Cavus.see all hotels in New Brunswick
Waste of a potentially great property. The back where I was located was quiet and spacious.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"If You Like Staying In A Drug Dealer's Trap House"
......then this is the place for you! Room 219 was fully equipped with damaged doorframe(s) (forced entry evidence), stinked like a dead body was removed from there, and the poorly patched hole in the wall --was that from a shotgun or someone's head being thrown through the wall? Plus, some good charcoal incense killed the odor, no one attacked us that […] night, room change was coordinated next morning, renovated clean bathroom, new washcloths and towels. The dreary 1970 brown and beige of the room was not welcoming unless your stuck in a time warp wearing nylon as your fab fabric. Difficult to get to from Staten Island, confusing directions, but front desk statf was courteous. Showed the B. Hopkins fight on old tv model and some other really good cable movies on TNT. Lots of parking lot activity on Friday night which made me a little uncomfortable. I was close to shopping and restaurants, and with my favorite person, so the trip was not a complete wash. $126 for a weekend stay, check out by 12. Didn't try the breakfast or use the Internet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was not in great shape. The outlets in our room were hanging out of wall. Wires were exposed. TV remote did not work.Light bulb hanging out of lamp. Rooms looked dingy. Bed was comfortable and I did sleep ok but hotel needs some workGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"rooms was dirty"
Rooms was dirty. They do not taking care the place. We even feel unsecure on the place. The door was mark like no smoking and was terrible. The area for breakfast was orrible.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Did not care for the Hotel"
I did not like it there. What more do you want to know, I DID NOT LIKE IT THERE.Genuine Expedia guest review
Place was wrecked. Front lobby smelled like a sewer. Balcony leading to my room was falling down and covered with cigarette burns. Toilet and sink in room would not stop running. Electrical outlets in room were so old that they did not have a ground prong, so i could not plug my laptop in. TV stations were grainy and snowy. Fridge was loud. Swimming […] pool was green from lack of maintenance. Neighborhood was bad. Highway noise and cops kept me awake half the night. All in all, WAY overpriced for the quality of the room. I will NEVER stay at this place again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel was easily accessible from turnpike. The room very basic bed was soft but walls thin and can hear every noise even from the highway. The pool was slime green and the front desk did not even act concern Would never stay there againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was run down, in need of repairs to walls and carpet. Although the bedding seemed to be clean, room had an odor and the air coming out of the air conditioner smelled also.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Lots of stuff in need of repair"
Faucet dropped and bathroom fan didn't work. Cable recpetion was poor and wi-fi was intermittent. Only good thing was the cold AC.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Disappointing, even for a cheap room."
I found that I could not use the guest laundry because the washer has no lid; that is, the lid has been taken off of the machine. When I told an employee at the desk, he replied that he knew nothing about the laundry. Before I checked out of the hotel, I returned to the laundry to see whether the washer had been repaired. Nothing had been done; every […] crystal of powder detergent spilled in the room was untouched in the same place as before. While I stayed in the hotel, breakfast featured one or two cereals, small bagels, white bread, milk, juice, and (usually) coffee. The counters and tables were filthy every morning: one morning a pool of milk and cereal remained stagnant on one counter while I ate what breakfast was available. The employee was watching television behind the desk. When I booked this room, it was very cheap for the area, and I did not expect anything luxurious. However, I did not expect the laundry and breakfast to be as I found them, even for that price. The room was spacious and clean enough for me. The lights, refrigerator, microwave, telephone, and television worked. The WiFi was slow and often disconnected me, but it was sufficient for basic tasks. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Cheap hotel, busy highway, almost nothing within walking distance. Old and rundown, but friendly and helpful staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"NOT THE BEST"
THE HOTEL ROOM HAD THINGS THAT WAS BROKEN AND WEAR OUTGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Run down hotelGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Location was terrible almost on off ramp. No way to go but one direction. Had to go a long way just to turn around to go back in the other direction. Lots of traffic on Friday. Cont. breakfast was terrible. Room had musty smell. Wash cloth had a stain on it I wasn't sure it had been cleaned. TV was old and the picture was terrible. Definitely would […] not stay again Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It was ok. not the best and not the worst. i was upset to know that the ice machine closes after a certain time.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Our room was clean. The exterior was filthy & the hotel is in serious need of a complete rehab. The general atmosphere of the hotel was unsettling . I would definitely NOT recommend this hotel. We were extremely disappointed.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a good place"
Hotel is in pretty bad condition Carpets were patched and overall not very cleanGenuine Expedia guest review
It's a (relatively) cheap hotel if you need access to Rutgers, New Brunswick or the Train Station. But better options are probably available. Pretty old construction by hotel standards. Locale is pretty dreary, although not unsafe. Would I stay here again? If the rates at other local hotels remain as high as they are, then probably yeah. Although I […] most certainly would look at all other options. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
There was cat hair all over the carpeting.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel needs major renovation-room s are very old &shabby lookingGenuine Expedia guest review
"Would not stay here again"
Stayed here twice in one week when I had to take my children to wo different freshman orientation programs at Rutgers University. The location was great. The first stay was Ok. The room was clean and comfortable for a just a bed and shower. The second stay, two days later was very disappointing. The room was not well kept up and downright dirty. I can […] only think that the first time, I was on the second floor and the room had been renovated, while the second time, on the first floor the room was not renovated. The continental breakfast was a joke. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
I feel that they need to do renovations because the mattress was falling apart, the iron was off the wall and sitting on the table, the ironing board was nasty, the bath tub had mold in the corners, the outlets were worn were unsafe. I feel that they need to clean better because there were dirty tissues under the bed and the linen was dirty looking […] . Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good for overnighters."
Hotel is old and could use a thorough cleaning and walls painted. Bed spreads have stains and burn holes. Mattresses and pillows were comfortable. We stay here because of price and only staying overnight most of the time. I would only recommend if a person is not looking for upscale lodging.Genuine Expedia guest review
"If you have to have a cheap place"
This hotel is obviously not taken care of or cleaned well, but for the price in the area is was adequate for an overnight stay on the way.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Not good. not properly cleaned. wifi does not work.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not a safe place to stay"
Booked durring hurricane Sandy power outage. Last resort, only place that had a room. This motel is old, in disrepair, with incompetent staff and questionable occupants. It was loud, missing items (light bulbs, locking doors). I would recommend NOT booking this hotel, even under extreme situations.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Waited 20 mins to check in because nobody was at the desk/ wasnt even at the hotel complex. Kids were running around and playing til 1:30 am. Coffee tasted good thoughGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"difficult to find"
The motel was difficult to find even with my GPS. There were no restaurants close by, so heading out from the motel for food was an expedition in getting lost once again. The continental breakfast started a half hour later than advertised. However, the room was very clean and comfortable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not the best"
This hotel was OK for a night but would night want to stay more than that.Genuine Expedia guest review
i like just the poolGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The place is pretty run down. It needs a face lift. Rooms had a musty odor. Needed to be aired.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not bad if you plan on crashing for a few hours"
The room was very worn down. The mattresses were in poor condition and the comforters didn't seem clean. The room was very warm and humid, giving it the smell of mold. But it the AC did help with that.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Better to avoid it."
Cheap hotel well located on Route 1, close to NJTP and Route 18. Maintenance and cleanliness are really bad. Look for other options if you are travelling on a budget.Genuine Expedia guest review
My room was not cleaned until after 5PM most of the time. Although the floor was vacuumed it was a sticky rug. If walked in in bare feet, your feet became dirty in 5 minutes. Twice I requested new towels. There were no refrigerator and the bed was made 1/2 the time. Half the cable channels were fuzzy, and internet was real slow. The only table to work […] off in the room was tilted. On the good side of things it was located in a place were I can drive and get anything Stores, food etc.... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
this hotel was one of the worst i have stayed in the pool was run down the tub had cracks flacking of wall over all one of the worst i've stayed inGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is in a bad need for a face lift. The furniture needs to be replaced, the bottom of the drawers from the top level falls into the bottom level. We were not able to used them. Some lights did did not work. the TV was very old to the point where I was watching a basketball game and could make out the score. Things dangling from the wall such […] as the blow dryer. The clock did not work. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
It is not clean and smells bad in roomGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"not the cleanest"
just a very old used hotel, the staff was nice, but its just old and not the cleanest, it was perfect for what i needed it for, i wouldnt go with any kids, seems a lot of rif raf walking around, bathroom had broken fixtures, the carpet was horendous, god know what some of those stains were, the chain on the door was broken, but overall for the price […] and what i needed it for it was good. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"My daughter described this place as "sketchy""
The people were nice enough. The room smelled like paint. Beds were comfortable, towels were very small and scratchy. Could have used an extra blanket. It was hard to get in and out to the road. Did not feel comfortable leaving my belongings in the room to go out to eat. Not enough plugs that take 3 prongs - could not use laptop on the desk for this […] reason. Live and learn. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very cheap hotel...better off staying at a more expensive place than staying here. Dirty room (including sheets), coffee left in the coffee machine, etc. Just don't stay here if you are looking for comfort.Genuine Expedia guest review
party hotle loud music started about 230 am couldnt sleep from that point on..Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Good location and convient, but the room wasnt very comfortable. Bed was saggy. The door looked like it had been kicked in at least a few times and had to be slammed hard to even shut enough to lock it. Maybe this room was featured in an episode of "Cops"Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Howard Johnson New Brunswick, New Jersey"
The electric outlets were modified to handle TV, refrig, microwave and lamp, nothing worked had to move TV and lamp but then four way adapter would not let refridgerator and microwave work at same time, called office to ask for another adaptor never did get one we were staying four days so we had to got to wal-mart to get extension cord and adaptor […] for charging phones and computer, free wi-fy would not work till we took computers to office then low and behold they would connect then????? Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Rundown place in a rundown 'hood"
It's been a long time since this place was in pristine condition and it shows. It is obvious that this place is slipping into the motel category and there are "long stay" guests on the property. I was in a room that had 2 doors, interior and exterior. One of the chain locks was busted. We mused over how a chain lock gets busted. There was garbage all […] over the facility when we checked in but mostly of the broken bottle type. When we returned in the evening, it was 85% gone. The neighborhood is a demilitarized zone and the property looks like it as well. For all the bad I have said so far, the room itself was quite spacious and clean and so were the facilities (Bathroom), We were sleeping there as a waypoint from a concert to a friends house and for that purpose it served us well. I would recommend this place to those who are brave in spirit and have a little sense of adventure. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Howard Johnson Express Inn- Depressing"
This hotel was hard to get to, because of the lack of crossovers on the highway. There was no one at the desk at 8 pm. The room, which was supposed to be non-smoking had a heavy smell of air freshener, which still couldn't mask the stale smoky air. In sum, really depressing!Genuine Expedia guest review
The online advertisment illustrated a home away from home like atomsphere. False presentation, i'll explain why. After checking in and proceeding to my room, I immeditately noticed an arugement between to adults, the immediate area looked "shady". I had to indur loudness from the room above mine. The people walking around the campus looked somewhat […] suspicious. In my opinion this hotel's presentation was of a "truck stop and rest" type of lodiging establishment. After asking a few of the City's residents in regards to this lodging establishment, they (residents) conveyed to me that this hotel is known for its' criminal history and "shady" atmosphere. I'll quote a certain statement made by one resident, " I'm surprise you car was still there in the morning" or "you always see the cops, ambulance or fire dept there"....Post those two statements I was taken back and wanted to leave and "eat" the remainder balance fee but i stuck it out. I don't not recommend this hotel, I'm sure the franchise is respectful and customer friendly but this particular hotel was quite disappointing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"HJ in New Brunswick"
The staff were very nice and friendly. I thoroughly appreciated that. However, the condition of my room was horrible. I have never been to NJ before, and staying in that hotel made me wonder if health codes were different in that state. I could barely breathe because the room smelled like mildew. They were kind enough to provide me another room, and […] the second room was much better. However it did not change the fact that all my clothes smelled, and my hair smelled after leaving the hotel. It is too bad, because the guys at the front desk were kind. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Hotel was very old. Tv did not work, outlet did not work. The pictures are very upgraded of what the hotel really looks like!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
the first room smelled like mold and the door wouldnt latch the second room was a little better but had a odor the rooms where dated from 19-- somethingGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"HoJo new brunswick"
This place was awful for any type of stay. The rooms were DIRTY and the plumbing was terrible. The entire place (including out by the pool) smelled of marijuana. There were many parties of all kinds and the area was not very enjoyable. The only good thing about this place was the convenience to the turnpike and the low price. I would not recommend this […] place for any type of stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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